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Old 05-16-2019, 02:55 AM   #1
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Default Is steph curry a better defender than lebron james?

dray n klay can you answer?
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:03 AM   #2
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dray n klay can you answer?

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Old 05-16-2019, 03:06 AM   #3
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:07 AM   #4
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:16 AM   #5
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Everything is better than no defense
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:17 AM   #6
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Talking by position, yes. There are more forwards that are better defenders than LeBron then there is point guards that are better defenders than Curry
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:25 AM   #7
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Default Re: Is steph curry a better defender than lebron james?

For defence:

Lebron before 2013 > Curry > Lebron after 2013
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:50 AM   #8
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Team defense > Individual defense

Curry and Lebron are great at team defense

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Old 05-16-2019, 03:51 AM   #9
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Team defense > Individual defense

okay this is off topic now but..

give me some examples of some good individual defenders that suck as team defenders
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:52 AM   #10
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Default Re: Is steph curry a better defender than lebron james?

There is more to defense than man to man, Steph is a great team defender (playing the passing lanes, knowing when to rotate, boxing out , charges, steals, helping) Steph is good at all of these.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:53 AM   #11
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James has a hard time backing Curry down. Like in game 1 of last year. Curry had always played Lebron well and forced him into ugly jump
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:58 AM   #12
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Default Re: Is steph curry a better defender than lebron james?

Guess we'll never know since Klay Thompson always picks up the best opposing guard every game while Curry hides in the corner


Unlike Curry, Lebron doesn't get taken out of the game on final defensive possessions and he always checks opposing teams SF
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:08 AM   #13
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Not sure I can go with this. Are we talking this year or overall career?
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Guess we'll never know since Klay Thompson always picks up the best opposing guard every game while Curry hides in the corner


Unlike Curry, Lebron doesn't get taken out of the game on final defensive possessions and he always checks opposing teams SF

Result:

35PPG on 56/47
29PPG on 53/41

and several finals MVPs for others
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Result:

35PPG on 56/47
29PPG on 53/41

and several finals MVPs for others

Interesting way to value it, i'll give it a shot


2016 semi's - KD vs Kawhi

29ppg, 7 reb, 4 ast, 50% fg


damn, guess Kawhi is trash on D
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